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Halloween and Christianity is a hotly-debated topic. And this is not what this post is about. This post is merely about taking advantage of your local dollar store craft section you during the holiday in order to teach your child the Bible. Here are some common Halloween crafts you can use to teach your child the Bible.
You can use this craft to talk about Ezekiel’s vision of the Valley of Dry Bones. Or, If you are celebrating Dia de los Muertos, take the opportunity to talk with your child about how we do not have to fear death, because Jesus has defeated death (1 Corinthinans 15: 55-57).
Snag a mummy craft from the Target Dollar Spot and talk about The Resurrection of Lazarus. He probably looked a bit like a mummy coming out of his tomb. Talk about how Jesus is the resurrection.
While you are decorating a jack-o-lantern or carving pumpkins, read the story of The Pumpkin Patch Parable. Talk about how Jesus chooses us, transforms us, and puts his light in our hearts to shine his light and love to the world.
Spiders, Black Cats, Bats, etc.
The creepy crawlys, like spiders and bats tend to be all around on Halloween. Take some time to talk about them, and talk about how God created even creepy animals. Highlight the beautiful webs spiders make, how cuddly black kittens can be, and how bats eat mosquitos that would try to bite us. God made all the animals.
If we’re being honest, candy is the real star of the Halloween festivities. If you go trick-or-treating, talk to your littles about the sweetness of God’s love.